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03.18.2013 19:04

Closer Look: Parsing the Words of the New Premier

In his first speech since taking over as the government's No. 2, Li Keqiang promises the country will proceed with reform
By staff reporter Yang Zheyu and Du Ke

(Beijing) – Li Keqiang's first press conference, delivered on March 17 after he assumed the post of premier, garnered international attention.

The new generation of leaders is different from the revolutionary heroes and technocrats that ruled China since the Communist Party came to power in 1949. They have better educations and experiences at the grassroots and central government levels.

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